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Jennifer Evans's Blog – January 2010 Archive (2)

Bed quilt on a domestic machine. ARRRGGGG

It's been a long time (years) since I tried quilting a bed quilt on a domestic machine and I had forgotten how difficult it can be. It's only a twin and I feel like I am wrestling an alligator! All I am attempting to do is stitch in the ditch between the blocks to stabilize it before I try some free-motion and I feel like I have no control! It's making me NUTS. It makes me want to rip it out and take it to a long armer. The stitch length is uneven because of having to push and pull the thing… Continue

Added by Jennifer Evans on January 25, 2010 at 9:28pm — 17 Comments

Basting Quilts - where and how?

Today I have been dithering on where and how to baste my twin sized quilt top (for my DD). I saw a Karen McTavish video and she used foam core insulation boards for blocking and I think that might work for basting on a carpeted area. I have a large area in the finished basement where I can do this without it being in the way of my family. I can also use the boards to cover with felt and use as a design board.

On the other hand, I have some wood floors upstairs and I was thinking… Continue

Added by Jennifer Evans on January 2, 2010 at 6:51pm — 6 Comments

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